The route is being operated 3X-weekly with an Airbus A330-900 aircraft featuring 298 seats, including 34 first-class lie-flat seats, 96 premium economy seats and 168 economy seats. TAP has 19 A330-900neos in its fleet.
TAP has been slowly rebuilding its global network this year, operating 76% more capacity in the 2021 third quarter than in the second quarter.
Transatlantic flying has long been critical to the carrier’s operations. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, flights between Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Brazil generated 20% of the company’s revenue.